My guest today is Mary Tabor, author of (Re) Making Love, for those of us over 60.
A: Nabokov, for the beauty of his prose, his love of games, and his depth of feeling. Speak, Memory is my favorite memoir. Joyce because of the humanity of Ulysses. Folks read all the glosses, try to get all the allusions and get mired in the complexity of the tale when its power is its pure simplicity: one day, two men, each on a separate long journey and a meeting that changes them both and the reader for ever.
I don’t write like either of them but their power over me has been undeniable.
What has been your most rewarding experience during the writing process?
Tell us about your latest release, (Re)Making Love.
I wrote this memoir live as a blog while I was living it. My husband of 21 years, Oh so Greta Garbo said one day, “I need to live alone.” I cratered. And then I wrote. The journey of the good, the bad and the oh so foolish is my story. But ultimately, the journey turned into a love story I could never have imagined. In this way, the old saw truth is stranger than fiction became a reality.
If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?
Truly knowing what these words mean has come from the place of not knowing. And by this I mean that I have had to live this journey without the full understanding of their plain spoken sense. I have had to learn the hard way: through the good, the bad and the foolish that this memoir recounts.
Where can folks learn more about your books and events?
Continued success, Mary, and Merryu Christmas!
You too, Susan.